Nov 20, 2009 8:00pm EST
job. >> let's talk about the interview with katie curic. >> must we? okay. >> what newspapers and magazines did you regular read? >> all of them, any of them. >> she had been prepared specifically on both of those questions? >> yes, especially -- >> so i knew it wasn't a good interview. those are back-assward ways of trying to fix the income. >> that's what i don't like. when you peel back the layers of the palin onion, there's no onion! ♪ don't call it a comeback ♪ i've been here for years >> you know what they're calling you now? evita. ave perone. that's what they're calling you now. >> i think i'm having more fun now though so -- ♪ never left >> meanwhile, there's good news tonighhe h1n1 virus. the centers for disease control is saying it's on the wane in some parts of the country. some states reporting widespread flu activity though. there's a much higher rate than in the past years. one of its victims, my colleague anderson cooper. here's what he told conan o'brien last night. >> i had a cough that was so bad i thought my heart was going to explode. and we had dr.
Nov 24, 2009 8:00pm EST
, katie couric, brian williams inside. steven spielberg from hollywood, actor blair underwood, so really some big names. colin powell, former secretary of state, is also here, and then of course members of the obama administration, indian delegation as well. so big names showing up here tonight for the event and it's far from over. >> and you hinted at this a little bit earlier but things like the menu and the entertainment all chosen for very specific reasons. give us the thinking there. >> reporter: that's right. well, let me lay it out for you. of course all of you sitting there waiting anxiously to find out what they will be dining on tonight, i'll sort of lay that out first of all. they'll start out with potato and eggplant salad, red lentil soup and then roasted potatoes and dumb place. are you hungry yet? >> yeah. >> reporter: and then, of course, an interesting thing, salad with the lettuce and herbs come from the garden here at the white house, it spans three presidencies here at the white house, eisenhower, the lynn be ly clintons, so fancy china for this great evening and of c